National land database to be completed by 2020

A national land database is due for completion in 2020 and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level will be available.

Rice fields in ​Thot Not district in the Mekong Delta province of ​Can Tho (Photo: VNA)
Rice fields in ​Thot Not district in the Mekong Delta province of ​Can Tho (Photo: VNA)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) said at a recent conference that the database will be accessible to the public.

The digitisation of land records from paper records is part of Vietnam’s e-government programme, signifying the Vietnamese Government’s latest attempts to catch up with the digital age and the advent of the fourth industrial revolution.

The land database is not just an archive of information, it will also serve as a crucial tool for State management and satisfy the demands for access to land information, as well as the land policies of all organisations, businesses and the public in a transparent, objective, and convenient manner.

The land database will also serve to ensure that efforts to reform administrative procedures by various ministries and State agencies – especially between the environment ministry, tax, and customs bureaus – will be conducted in a coordinated manner.

Therefore, aside from consolidating land-related policies, legal frameworks, and planning and financial tools, the modernisation of the cadastral document system and creation of the land database and national land information system are top priorities on the ministry’s upcoming agenda, said MONRE Minister Tran Hong Ha.